Most know that the way to an iguana's heart is through its stomach, but it is useful to remember that human stomachs can be reached through the mouth, nose, eyes, and—if it's an emergency—the number written on the refrigerator's dry-erase board. Today's Groupon stimulates your gentle iguana heart with a sensational feast of sweet tastes, smells, and sights: for $5, you get $10 worth of gourmet breads and baked goods at Phoenix Rising Bakery in San Marcos.
A 2010–2011 recipient of the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce Emerging Business of the Year award, Phoenix Rising Bakery crafts a scrumptious bounty of handmade breads, sweets, and other golden-crusted butter vessels. Each batch of artisan bread dough is kneaded to life over the course of two days using all-natural and organic ingredients, and then baked in a traditional wood-fired brick oven. Accompany morning cups of coffee or tea-time chalices of mead with a fresh and flavorsome cinnamon roll ($3). Nonsweet breads are available in flavors such as sourdough, rosemary, and whole wheat, and freshly prepared 10" pizza crusts ($7 for a pack of four) make perfect canvases for homemade pies or anchovy haikus.
Phoenix Rising Bakery is open Wednesday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. This Groupon can also be redeemed at their farmers' market locations.
- Phoenix Rising is a small gourmet bakery focusing on Artisan breads handcrafted and created the same way as has been done for thousands of years. – Chamber of Commerce
- Their Cheddar Jalapeno Loaf has good sized chunks of cheddar throughout with a nice crusty crust and moist center perfect for dipping in a good olive oil (Texas Olive Ranch infused with Garlic). – Tara M., Yelp, 3/31/10